panoramic ocean view

Testimonial List

♦♦♦♦♦ Felt like home!

The description and pictures of the condo are spot on! Stunningly beautiful views of neighboring islands, whales, dolphins, etc from lanai. Quiet location. Easy walking distance to the boardwalk, Kaanapali beach, restaurants, specifically the famous Duke’s restaurant. Would definitely stay here again and refer others who plan on visiting Maui.

Zerlinda M. –  Stayed: March 2018    Submitted: April 6, 2018

♦♦♦♦♦ Perfect!

The condo was perfect for our recent stay on Maui. Views are awesome. The ocean is right outside the sliding glass doors with views of Molokai. We were also able to view whales from the lanai. The location is within walking distance of restaurants and shopping and only a few miles from great beaches and Lahaina. Owners are responsive and accommodating. We will be back!

Brian E. –  Stayed: December 2017    Submitted: December 27, 2017

♦♦♦♦♦ The view is amazing, great for watching sunsets!

The unit was well stocked with anything we needed to prepare meals, enjoy some fun, and relax. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. We didn’t stay in much but it was everything we needed when we were there.

Charlie and Sandy S. –  Stayed: September 2017    Submitted: Oct 16, 2017

♦♦♦♦♦ Incredible view and condo!

My wife, 7 year old daughter and I, had a fabulous time at the Papakea resort and especially in L301. Being on the third floor your get the best of both worlds, you get a fantastic view, the strong sound of the ocean waves, the ability to open all the windows in the evening and have the cool tropical breeze flow thru the condo. It was amazing. The condo is very well stocked and has everything you need, the only complaint that I could state was that the pull out bed from the couch is very uncomfortable, so if adults are trying to sleep on it, be prepared for a backache or neck ache. But that isn’t the condo owners fault, since I haven’t found a really comfortable pull out couch anywhere. We did have a small issue with the shower drain/kitchen sink getting a drainage block, the owners and the resort maintenance were very responsive, another one of those things that just happens. It didn’t wreck the visit in the least, just minor inconveniences and put me out a few hours and a few phone calls. Scott and Linda were very apologetic and wanted to ensure we were impacted as little as possible and work with us on different options. I would highly recommend this condo, I know we hope we’ll have the opportunity to visit again soon.

Jon J. –  Stayed: August 2017    Submitted: Aug 23, 2017

♦♦♦♦♦ Perfect Honeymoon Spot

My husband and I had the best time on our honeymoon with much thanks to this place! It had everything we needed – full kitchen, laundry, tv, balcony, etc. It was the perfect place to either relax in the AC or change your mind and go to the beach at the drop of a hat. We loved it!
Molly J. – Stayed: July 2017    Submitted: Aug 9, 2017

♦♦♦♦♦ Perfect!

The condo had everything we needed. The views from the unit doesn’t get any better. Very nice!
Linda A. – Stayed: June 2017    Submitted: Jul 1, 2017

♦♦♦♦♦ Great location, great views, well-furnished

My wife and I enjoyed 2 great weeks here. We’ve been to Maui many times (have a timeshare nearby that was fully booked by the time we tried to reserve). This unit was so nice, and reasonably priced relative to our timeshare, that we’re ready to pull the plug on our timeshare. This corner unit has wonderful ocean views. It is well-furnished, with washer-dryer, dishwasher, updated kitchen, and a nice 2-sink bathroom. We were happily surprised to find the kitchen stocked with spices, cooking oil, etc. which isn’t the case at our timeshare. Papakea has free yoga classes, swimmercize, lei-making, mai-tai party, etc. – and we partook of many of them. Definitely would recommend for someone seeking a 1 BR unit in a great location right on the ocean. The owners were helpful, and particularly when we needed to tweak our arrival date at the last minute.

Rick S. – Menlo Park, California – Stayed: April 2017    Submitted: May 8, 2017

♦♦♦♦♦ Beautiful

Loved this condo!! All up graded! Ocean front insanely beautiful! Had a fantastic time!

Jeanne G. – Helena, MT    Stayed: December 2016    Submitted: December 17, 2016

♦♦♦♦♦ Exactly what we were looking for!!

This was a great spot for us – well decorated and obviously well cared for. We saw whales from the lanai almost every day, and the sunsets were breathtaking. We look for quiet and tasteful; this was both.

Liz M – Helena, MT    Stayed: November 2016    Submitted: December 4, 2016

♦♦♦♦♦ Well-equipped condo with spectacular views!

This lovely corner condo is comfortable for a couple wanting a quiet escape. The owners have thought through every detail, so you will need nothing to use the facilities, prepare meals, and just relax in this wonderful setting.

Barb K. –    Stayed: November 2016    Submitted: November 27, 2016

♦♦♦♦♦ The view is amazing, great for watching sunsets!

The unit was well stocked with anything we needed to prepare meals, enjoy some fun, and relax. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. We didn’t stay in much but it was everything we needed when we were there.

Charlie and Sandy S. –    Stayed: September 2017    Submitted: October 16, 2017

♦♦♦♦♦ Incredible view and condo!

My wife, 7 year old daughter and I, had a fabulous time at the Papakea resort and especially in L301. Being on the third floor your get the best of both worlds, you get a fantastic view, the strong sound of the ocean waves, the ability to open all the windows in the evening and have the cool tropical breeze flow thru the condo. It was amazing. The condo is very well stocked and has everything you need, the only complaint that I could state was that the pull out bed from the couch is very uncomfortable, so if adults are trying to sleep on it, be prepared for a backache or neck ache. But that isn’t the condo owners fault, since I haven’t found a really comfortable pull out couch anywhere. We did have a small issue with the shower drain/kitchen sink getting a drainage block, the owners and the resort maintenance were very responsive, another one of those things that just happens. It didn’t wreck the visit in the least, just minor inconveniences and put me out a few hours and a few phone calls. Scott and Linda were very apologetic and wanted to ensure we were impacted as little as possible and work with us on different options. I would highly recommend this condo, I know we hope we’ll have the opportunity to visit again soon.

Charlie and Sandy S. –    Stayed: August 2017    Submitted: August 23, 2017

♦♦♦♦♦ Million Dollar View

We loved the view, location, and the condo. It felt like home.

Delia A. –    Stayed: October 2016    Submitted: November 5, 2016

♦♦♦♦♦ L301 Papakea Resort

The very best views in the world. Very clean. To the owners– the coffee pot lid is missing, but that was not a big problem. We loved staying there and highly recommend the unit.

Richard E. –    Stayed: September 2016    Submitted: September 17, 2016

♦♦♦♦♦ Beautiful Condo!!

My husband & I booked the condo for a week to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as it was our first to Maui. Scott & Linda were excellent to work with and suggested shopping and restaurant ideas. I will miss listening to the ocean every night.

Shari F. –    Stayed: April 2016    Submitted: April 30, 2016

♦♦♦♦♦ Beautiful!!!

We loved this unit! We’ve stayed at Papakea before but this unit was the best! It had everything we needed for our trip. Our family of 3 was so comfortable! It looks just like the pictures and the view was our favorite part. We will definitely be back!

Julie – Colorado   Stayed: July 2015    Submitted: August 8, 2015

♦♦♦♦♦ Great place to stay!

Thus is a terrific condo to rent right on the beach. The sun rises and sunsets were spectacular and the owners could not have been more accommodating. The unit is updated and very comfortable. It is within walking distance to groceries and fast food. When we come back to Maui this is where we will stay. Thank you Scott and Linda.

Rich A. –   Stayed: July 2015    Submitted: July 13, 2015

♦♦♦♦♦ Maui Magic

This was our 5th trip to Maui and our 4th stay in Building L at the Papakea Resort. The grounds are beautiful and pools refreshing. This was our first stay in a corner unit and the views and photos posted on VRBO are exactly what you will find when you arrive. The furnishings are comfortable and truly give you that island feel. We also found the keypad to be a plus as opposed to keys. From the location of this condo it is a short drive to Lahaina where you will find many places to dine and shop. An even shorter drive will take you to Whaler’s Village where you can dine ocean side at Hula Grill and Leilani’s or at Duke’s Beach House located in the Honua Kai Resort & Spa or take a walk next store to Kaanapali Shores for breakfast and happy hour specials. If you want to pick up a few groceries stop at Safeway in Lahaina on your way to the resort from the airport or closer to “home” at Times in the plaza across the street (good pizza place there too) or Napili Market to the north. You may also want to try the barbecue ribs at Mama’s Rotisserie in Napili. Other incidentals can be found at the ABC store within walking distance. Staying oceanfront is worth any extra cost. Note: The only reason we did not stay at Papakea last year was because our trip was planned at the last minute and I couldn’t secure a rental for our dates.

Gina C. –  Shorewood, IL    Stayed: April 2015    Submitted: June 27, 2015

♦♦♦♦♦ Great location for a memorable vacation

We were very pleased with this condo. The views from the balcony were outstanding. The accommodations were great. Clean, comfortable and well maintained. Activities such as ziplining, golf and morning walks along the beach made our stay very memorable. Owners were very friendly and made this vacation the experience we desired. We will be doing this again.

Tim B. –    Stayed: May 2015    Submitted: May 24, 2015

♦♦♦♦♦ Fabulous Vacation

My husband and I just had our first vacation without kids in twenty-six years and were lucky enough to stay in this wonderful condo that is truly “ocean front”. Each morning was spent on the patio overlooking the beautiful ocean having breakfast and coffee while planning another day in paradise. Each evening was spent admiring another wonderful sunset. The condo was comfortable and the resort was perfect size for us and is also beautifully maintained. The pictures on the web-site are lovely and exactly what you will see when you arrive. Thank you Linda and Scott. Looking forward to returning again next year.

MaryAnn P. –    Stayed: September 2014    Submitted: September 26, 2014

♦♦♦♦♦  The best in Maui!

The view is only the beginning but one of my favorite things about this unit – right on the ocean, I could not get enough. We had the best time snorkeling right out front of the unit, saw a large turtle and the most beautiful rainbow on the first day. The location is excellent, walking distance to shopping, farmers market and Snorkel Bob’s. Linda and Scott provided for every detail from beach accessories, plenty of towels (including beach) and every cooking utensil we needed. Although we didnt use them, there were also golf clubs and tennis rackets (they thought of everything!). We will most definitely be repeat customers when we return to Maui in the future – I couldnt imagine staying anywhere better! Thank you Linda and Scott for making our first trip to this beautiful island so awesome.

Patty R. –    Stayed: June 2014    Submitted: June 24, 2014